Apartment 16 by Adam Nevill

By Adam Nevill

Some doorways are larger left closed—a spine-chilling horror novel from a brand new talent

In Barrington condo, an upmarket block in London, there's an empty condo. nobody is going in and no one comes out, and it's been that method for 50 years, until the evening a watchman hears a disturbance after middle of the night and is attracted to examine. What he studies is sufficient to switch his existence forever. Soon after, a young American girl, Apryl, arrives at Barrington condo. She's been left an house by means of her mysterious nice Aunt Lillian who died in unusual situations. Rumors declare Lillian used to be mad, yet her diary indicates she was once implicated in a terrible and inexplicable occasion a long time in the past. made up our minds to profit whatever of this eccentric girl, Apryl starts off to resolve the hidden tale of Barrington condo. She discovers remodeling, evil strength nonetheless inhabits the development, and that the entrance to condo sixteen is a gateway to anything altogether extra terrifying.

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Shouted Blimpman as he dropped anchor near Chief Van Hooter’s car and handed the breathless criminatrix down to a gaggle of horny cops. ” said the exasperated Chief Van Hooter. “We almost 49 had that no-good skinhead scalped, but now he’s blimped off to bumfuck! ” “Leave it to me, Chief. ” As the first fingers of dawn twiddled over the sleepy midwestern fishing village of Pleasanton, two figures could be seen loitering beneath a double-parked zeppelin in the middle of the bridge called Loser’s Leap, sharing a bottle and watching the sunrise.

Blimpman! Able to soar effortlessly through the stratosphere thanks to his astounding discovery of the Weight-Loss Ray, Roger’s crime-fighting alter ego was well known and well respected throughout the pleasant town of Pleasanton. So why, Roger often asked himself on days like these, as he endured the snickers of schoolchildren and the condescension of his colleagues in the advanced weight-loss sciences, why did he still bother playing the role of Roger Bigelow, the fat, overweight, obese, lard-butted senior engineer of Sta-Slim Research?

I said not to worry about it and we wrestled some more. Then I bashed his head in for awhile with a two-byfour until he stopped moving and squirming around. He lay there like the empty husk of a goddamned June bug. I dug a hole with a garden hoe and nudged Dad into the hole with my foot and then I filled the hole back in. We need to get a gravestone. Write that down. They sell them at Wal-Mart for, like, real cheap. We also need to get the basement carpeted. ” I stared at the crumbs on my plate.

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